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Hai Karate 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Mark Axen, Geoff Parker
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Submitted By: kBobby on Jan 1, 2005

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Sam Marit at the lower crux.


Immediately right of Agatha Christie there are a couple of ramps that head up to the left into a crack that angles up and right. This crack heads for the most notable feature on the route: the offwidth V at the top with chains on either side (head for the left chains). Start just below the uphill ramp under a nose.


This route protects fairly well. It has one bolt on it and chain anchors at the top. It is easily top-roped.

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By Christian
From: Casa do Cacete
Feb 3, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Be careful! While the offwidth at the top is unmistakeable, at the bottom it's pretty easy to head up the start of the 5.10 to the right of Hai Karate by mistake...Which is how I found myself 30 feet up trying to place a micronut from a sketchy stance and basically in fear for my life..Eventually I was able to traverse over to the correct line..
By Logan Westlund
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 24, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Stay left over most of climb-- to the right the lichen covered rock yields almost nothing, be careful in the begining as there is a potential to swing out into a tree limb, obvious mantle pretty early, traverse left after.
By James DeRoussel
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 27, 2008

No stars...I find this route to be boring and contrived. I have never understood its popularity. Not trying to be a drag, but there are lots of other great moderates nearby. You won't miss much by skipping this one.
By kBobby
From: Spokane, WA
Nov 25, 2009

James, how can you say this route is contrived? It follows natural weaknesses. And it is the easiest route up the wall. I don't understand your meaning.
By Scott Ferguson 1
From: Manhattan, Kansas
Mar 19, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Getting to the offwidth was a bit tricky for me (although I am a fairly novice tradster). Getting into the offwidth was actually very difficult and committing (and the crack itself was not exactly "unmistakable" from the ground). Fun climb till the offwidth? I'd say so!
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